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Instruction is delivered by Juniata’s fulltime faculty and experienced healthcare administration practitioners. Students learn about the healthcare industry and the challenges it faces while studying management, finance, organizational behavior, leadership, and economics. Opportunities exist for students to develop their professional skills, put their knowledge into action, and gain marketable experience to launch or enhance their healthcare administration careers.
Why Focus on Healthcare Administration?
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in healthcare administration allows you to develop the traditional, in-demand skills associated with an MBA while also gaining valuable specialized knowledge in a large and rapidly growing industry. Capable leaders that understand both the underlying business enterprise and healthcare specific applications are needed in hospitals, government departments of health, pharmaceutical companies, the health insurance industry, and with entrepreneurial health ventures across the country.
Fast growing field. Healthcare administration is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States. It is on an explosive upward trajectory, driven by long-term trends in changing population demographics and increased healthcare demand. There are already an estimated 422,300 positions in the field, and The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for Medical and Health Services Managers will grow over 30% between 2019 and 2029.
Earnings potential. Healthcare administration has incredible earnings upside. In 2019, the median pay for medical and health services managers was $100,980, with the highest 10% earning more than $189,000 a year (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Work that matters. While those in healthcare administration may not interact with patients on a daily basis, they are integral to the level of care provided. Their work directly contributes to improving patient outcomes. Working in healthcare administration means working for the betterment of your community.
Abundant career opportunities. Job opportunities in healthcare administration are not limited to those found in hospitals. Positions can be found in physicians’ offices, nursing care facilities, local, state, and federal governments, as well as outpatient care centers. In the field itself, one can expect to find employment as a clinical manager, health information manager, or even as a consultant (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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